Novak improved his perfect W/L record in 2020 to 16-0, following a 6-2, 6-2 victory over seventh seed Karen Khachanov (RUS). The world no.1 will next play against no.3 seed Gael Monfils (Friday, 16:00 CET).
The Serbian star defeated Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win his 17th Grand Slam title. With the remarkable triumph, Novak will return to no.1 on Monday, February 3.
Nole recorded a 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3 victory over Roger Federer in their 50th career H2H match (27-23). The Serbian star will face Dominic Thiem (AUT, 5) in Sunday's final, looking to win his eighth Australian Open crown.
Defending champion Novak emerged victorious 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (1) in the big-hitting quarter-final showdown against Milos Raonic in Tuesday's night session on Rod Laver Arena. Next up for the world no.2 is no.3 seed Roger Federer. The semi-final is scheduled on Friday.